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This 2000 TV series borrows heavily from Evangelion, Frankenstein, and The Iron Giant. Takuto, a brilliant college student, follows his girlfriend Maki to the secret lab where her professor is resurrecting an alien cyborg. When the military interferes, the cyborg strikes out, killing Maki and injuring Takuto. A mysterious man who quotes bits of Western literature arranges a new life for the badly disfigured Takuto, who swears to avenge Maki's death. As Lt. Ryu Soma, he joins Funeral, an elite army unit dedicated to destroying the alien robots that are attacking the Earth. The cyborg befriends the strange girl Harriet, who refers to him as an elf. Taciturn and brusque, Ryo is not a prepossessing hero; despite his suffering, he lacks the vulnerability that balances Shinji's alienation in Evangelion. However, American otaku will enjoy the unusual mecha designs and the well-staged battles scenes. (Rated 13 and older: violence, tobacco use) --Charles Solomon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Unlike Shinji, Takuto/Ryo is quite unusual--am I suppose to root for him, or jeer him? I say this because even after changing nto the not so pleasant Ryo, he keeps having... Read morePublished on March 3 2003 by James L. Hendricks Jr.
For just a few minutes in the early stages of this recent release you are going to think that you have wandered into an Evangelion clone. Read morePublished on Feb. 19 2003 by Marc Ruby™
Although the story is a bit slow, Argentosoma is still worth watching... The music is fantastic, especially the beginning theme.... Read morePublished on Feb. 15 2003
Though its allusions to Neon Genesis Evangelion are somewhat agonizing, Argento Soma's primary focus is on their characters and the interactions between them. Read morePublished on Feb. 9 2003
I saw the first episode and all I can say is that it seemed to remind me a bit like Evangelion.... I have high hopes for this show though, as I've read alot about it. Read morePublished on Feb. 4 2003 by David Nakamura